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Selling Your Street Photography on Print-on-Demand Websites

If you're not selling your street photography on any print-on-demand websites - and have never considered doing so - then I'm going to suggest you should be.

I'm also going to tell you it's not a get rich quick scheme. Think of it as a piece of your overall long-term money making strategy.

It requires some time in the beginning to get everything uploaded. Sales might be slow. But, for me, doing it is better than not doing it. Come learn exactly why.

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Get Your Work On: Mambo Ferido

Another edition of Get Your Work On and another great addition to the growing number of submissions.

This one features the beginning of a project by Mambo Ferido, a street photographer based in Singapore. Having chosen a theme, Mambo is now working to make his project a reality.

Come see what that theme is, why it's important to choose one, and how doing so can help you take your street photography to the next level too.

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Captivating Color – a Photography eBook Review

If you want to improve your colour street photography, it's essential to understand what makes a good colour photograph.

It takes more than just shooting in colour. You need to know how to deliberately use colour. The question is how, and some of the answers lie in this Captivating Color eBook.

I always want to improve my street photography, which is why I picked it up. But did it help me? And can it help you too? Come find out in this review.

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The #leesixtyfive Project: Photographs 31 – 60

The #leesixtyfive project has passed another milestone, which means writing up another blog post.

This one covers photographs 31 - 60 and features some rambling on the Antarctic explorers Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott, and Instagram hashtags. You're going to have to come read it to see how those topics line up.

If you're doing or thinking of doing a 365 project yourself, the message in this piece can help keep you going. I mean, it's not like you're trekking to the South Pole, is it. Is it?

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Strong Opinions Loosely Held and the Death of the Fear of Success

I wrote a post before about whether success was - or could be - scarier than failure. I genuinely believed it was. And then I heard a statement that instantly turned that opinion on its head. It killed my belief in it. And that's a great thing.

We should all be willing to change our minds if new evidence convinces us our opinion on something might not be right. Strong opinions loosely held. That's the gist of this post.

Come read to see what the statement was that made me realise my opinion had been wrong.

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The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli – a Book Review

If you want to make better decisions in life, you don't need to learn any extraordinary new tips or techniques. All you need is to understand *why* you may be making bad decisions and then use that knowledge to cut them out.

The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli outlines 99 cognitive biases that affect us all, causing us to unknowingly do the wrong thing or feel the wrong way all too regularly.

I recommend you pick it up and give it a good read through. In this review, I'll tell you why and also explain how it helped me with my photography and blogging.

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Get Your Work On: Dmitri Tcherbadji

You've probably noticed that a lot of street photography is presented in high contrast monochrome, but have you ever stopped to wonder why?

It's now pretty much an accepted 'street photography look', but what are its origins? How and why did this look become a thing?

Dmitri Tcherbadji has a theory. It goes back decades, and stems from film photographers having to overcome a technical issue with their gear. Come read and learn what that is.

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The #leesixtyfive Project: Photographs 1 – 30

Confession time. Despite having this website all about vintage lenses and street photography, I haven't actually been doing as much shooting as I could or should.

Perhaps I was burnt out. Or uninspired. I don't know, but I needed a reason to go out more often with my camera. So, thinking that every day would probably be often enough, I started a 365 project.

Of course I then had to call it the #leesixtyfive project. This is how the first 30 days of it went down. Come read, come see.

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Where to Buy Vintage Lenses (and other camera gear) in Shanghai

If you're looking to buy vintage lenses or pretty much any camera gear in Shanghai and don't want to order online, there's really only one place you'll need to go.

That place is Xing Guang Photographic Equipment.

A 6-storey department store full of cameras, lenses, studio equipment, and all the accessories you'll ever need, it's my go-to place for my vintage lenses. Come see why, and learn all about how to go there to fulfil your photography gear needs too.

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How Much Are Lightroom Presets Worth?

Here's the truth. The real worth of Lightroom presets is governed by how much value the buyer will get from them.

That means, depending on the type of photography you do and how it rewards you, any given pack may be worth more to you than it is to me. Or less. I can't possibly say.

But I can get you to ask yourself some questions to help you figure out if that Lightroom presets pack you've got your eye on is really worth the asking price. Come read, come learn.

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Understanding (and Using) ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed

Understanding (and Using) ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed

Understanding what ISO, aperture, and shutter speed are isn't essential in making good photographs, but it can help you to make better ones.

However, for that to happen, simply understanding what they are isn't enough. You'll need to know how to use them too.

In this actionable post, you can learn both. Grab your camera and a cup of coffee and come follow along.

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Get Your Work On: Mitchel Lensink

This edition of Get Your Work On features Mitchel Lensink's landscapes from his hometown of Amersfoort, in The Netherlands.

Mitchel typically hits the streets after the rain has stopped to take advantage of the puddles. The process - using reflections to creatively shoot a small yet distinctive Dutch town - produces a look that I now find instantly recognisable.

Come see how Mitchel is carving his own niche and how he hopes to get his work into people's hands and not just onto their screens.

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How to Install Lightroom Presets

How to Install Lightroom Presets (And Also Make Your Own)

Lightroom presets will dramatically streamline your post-processing workflow. However, before you can use any you've bought or downloaded, you'll have to install them.

The good news is, that's pretty simple to do so. All is explained in this post. And because installing them is so easy, I felt guilty about only giving you that information.

To remedy that, I'll also tell you how to make your own Lightroom presets. Bonus! Come read, come learn.

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Shooting Ilford Pan 400 in Shanghai

More film photography, right here. And this time we're shooting monochrome.

Ilford Pan 400 is a film available in Asia. It's not expensive, but does that make it worth buying if you're in the area? Or even getting some shipped if you're not?

To find out, I shot some Shanghai street photography with it. Here, in this very article, you can come see how it turned out. Come one, come all. Come on. Come in.

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How Can Lightroom Presets Improve Your Photography?

Looking to improve your photography? Who isn't?! But seriously, we'd all like to be better at what we do. The question is how.

Pounding the streets and shooting often is one way to improve your photography. It's the hard work - the graft - that we all need to put in.

Using Lightroom presets to improve your photography is smarter. And it works. Want to know how? Come read, come learn.

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